10/09/16 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Pretty soon ETFs could be paying you to invest. (blogs.wsj)
  • How independent bookstores are using social media to survive and even thrive. (nytimes)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why it is important that people like Bruce Springsteen are willing to talk about their depression. (qz)
  • How "Friday Night Light" changed television drama for the better. (theatlantic)
  • Joe Buck talks about how hair plugs nearly cost him his voice. (si)
  • Class sizes are back on the rise. (wsj)
  • The case against pickles. (buzzfeed)
  • Cod have regional accents. (ft)
  • US hedge funds manage 72% of worldwide assets. (pionline)
  • Forget breakfast and dinner: lunch is where it’s at. (bloomberg)
  • What is the best way to eat cereal? (slate)
  • Money market fund payouts are on the rise. (barrons)
  • How to store your online passwords. (nytimes)
  • How Apple ($AAPL) is going after Fitbit ($FIT). (aboveavalon)
  • The Amazon Dot at $50 is tough to beat. (techcrunch)
  • The honeycrisp apple explained. (vox)
  • Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad (theguardian)
  • A surge in drug overdoses is provided a lifeline to patients on transplant lists. (nytimes)
  • In praise of losing your phone. (marketwatch)
  • A good sense of humor is a sign of psychological health. (qz)
  • ‘Sustainable’ ETFs are still in the small minority. (barrons)
  • The best new Fall shows ranked. (vox)
  • The 25 best movies of the 21st century. (lifehacker)
  • The Japanese love all-you-can read programs like the Kindle Unlimited. (wsj)
  • McDonald’s ($MCD) is changing it coffee sourcing. (businessinsider)
  • Foodies can now get their meat from a single animal. (wsj)
  • The science (and business) of sleep: Tech companies have joined the multi-billion dollar rush to help us get a better night’s rest. Are they making a difference?&#xA0 (curbed)
  • Why fathers still have it easier than mothers. (qz)
  • The World Wide Cage: Technology promised to set us free. Instead it has trained us to withdraw from the world into distraction and dependency&#xA0 (aeon.co)
  • Brown liquors are outgrowing clear liquors. (qz)
  • The quandry that is the LED bulb business. (newyorker)
  • Boredom is underrated. (bigthink)
  • Don’t drink your coffee first thing in the morning. (esquire)
  • Tsundouk: the acquiring of reading materials followed by letting them pile up and subsequently never reading them. (ozy)
  • Early October is when your weight bottoms out for the year. (nytimes)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Dispatches From the Rap Wars: My 18 months inside one of Chicago’s most notorious gangs.&#xA0 (chicagomag)
  • Siri needs to get better before Apple ($AAPL) can launch an Echo competitor. (macworld)
  • Super Size: The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st-Century Agriculture (nytimes)
  • A single concussion may have a lasting impact. (nytimes)
  • Emerging market bonds have become "mainstream." (bloomberg)
  • Why is Mike Trout not a household name? (slate)
  • Never say never in the financial markets. (thefelderreport)
  • A look at the Sacramento Kings’ new high-tech arena. (geekwire)
  • Should Vanguard’s ETFs be even cheaper? (barrons)
  • Orange juice isn’t much better for you than soda. (businessinsider)
  • Salesforce ($CRM) shareholder do NOT want it to buy Twitter ($TWTR). (nytimes)
  • The bigger your brain the longer the yawn. (scientificamerican)
  • The Amazon Dot shows the company is way ahead in AI. (businessinsider)
  • The disappearance of tenure is affecting research AND teaching for the worse. (qz)
  • Focus on process, not outcomes. (stockcharts)
  • Chipotle ($CMG) is adding chorizo to its menu of proteins. (businessinsider)
  • Auto fatalities are on the rise….distracted driving is the likely culprit. (wsj)
  • Jeff Miller, "I have never seen Tobin’s Q cited in the context of valuing a specific stock." (dashofinsight)
  • How Rock and Roll Became White: And how the Rolling Stones, a band in love with black music, helped lead the way to rock’s segregated future.&#xA0 (slate)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy last week. (avondaleam)
  • The unknown history of fantasy football. (time)
  • Public colleges should stop chasing rankings. (slate)
  • Want to Learn Way Too Much About Stock Market Factors? Read This Paper. (blog.alphaarchitect)

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